WHO panel says Ebola outbreak not an ’emergency of international concern’ | AFP

The World Health Organization says that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo does not qualify as an international threat, despite confirmed cases also in neighbouring Uganda. SOUNDBITE

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WHO kicks off cholera vaccination campaign in Mozambique

The World Health Organization (WHO) launches a cholera vaccination campaign in Mozambique, with staff members handing out vaccines in the city of Beira. Cholera has infected at least 1,052 people in Mozambique’s cyclone-hit region, the health ministry said Monday in a new report, marking a massive increase from 139 cases reported four days ago.

UN representatives react to Mozambique cyclone disaster

Representatives of various UN organisations react to the massive damage done by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique. A spokesperson for the World Health Organization announces plans to deploy a range of health kits to assist the many thousands of people affected by the disaster.

Take medical use of cannabis seriously, patients can’t wait

On February 13th, the European Parliament adopted a medicinal cannabis resolution.
After the World Health Organization’s recommendations to reschedule cannabis earlier this year, the European Parliament also recognizes the value of medicinal use of cannabis.

Under strict conditions and purely pharmaceutical, Not allowing the smoking of cannabis for medical purposes or permits the home-growing. A clear distinguish between medical and other uses.

But it’s a start!

Ceo Tjalling Erkelens of Bedrocan reacts on the latest developments in the European Parliament and also on Vera Towney Facebook post thanking Luke Flanagan for his personal appeal in the European Parliament.

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WHO, stuck between politics How to reschedule cannabis within the UN

Since 1961 The United Nations looks upon cannabis as a Schedule I drug with “no accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” The plant is scheduled as a dangerous drug, like heroin, in the Single Convention on Narcotic and Drugs.
But things are about to change!
Earlier this year, the Expert Committee on Drug Dependence, part of the World Health Organization, released a pre-review report of cannabis that included several positive, evidentiary findings. And, cannabis has not been on the agenda of the World Health Organization since 1954.
Now in 2018, we are present at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs 61st reconvened session in Vienna to watch the recommendations, how to re-schedule cannabis, presented by the WHO!

Watch this first part of a Vienna Special.

We are due to make the second soon, The International Cannabis Policy Conference with even the best speakers ever we have not shown before. Stay tuned!

International Cannabis Policy Conference | Vienna 2018

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Cannabis & international Treaty scheduling

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Air pollution

Videographic on air pollution. Smog is blamed for the deaths of more than one million Indians every year. Delhi — which on Monday had emergency pollution levels more than 35 times the World Health Organization safe limit — has the worst air of any global capital.VIDEOGRAPHIC

Alcohol responsible for 3 million deaths worldwide: WHO

Alcohol kills three million people worldwide each year – more than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined, the World Health Organization says. The UN health agency’s latest report on alcohol and health points out that alcohol causes more than one in 20 deaths globally each year, including drink driving, alcohol-induced violence and abuse and a multitude of diseases and disorders.

Fighting For Drug Peace Across The Globe, Cannabis University 2018

An International debate about the future of cannabis.
Jules Stobbs, Myrtle Clark (The Dagga Couple), Dana Larsen (Canadian activist, politician, writer) Ben Wise (Filmmaker), Ben Dronkers (founder Sensi Seeds), Kenzi Riboulet Zemouli (FAAAT)

Jules Stobbs and Myrtle Clarke
…better known as The Dagga Couple, have been fighting for the legalization of cannabis in South Africa since 2010. Through the courts they hope to enforce the lifting of the ban. In 2017 their long-awaited trial against the state, ‘The Trial of the Plant’, took place, with a leading role for the English professor David Nutt. With their organizations Fields of Green for All and Join the Queue, they stand up for compatriots who are being persecuted for cannabis.
Jules Stobbs en Myrtle Clarke, beter bekend als The Dagga Couple, strijden sinds 2010 voor legalisering van cannabis in Zuid Afrika. Via de rechter hopen ze opheffing van het verbod af te dwingen. In 2017 vond hun langverwachte proces tegen de staat, ‘The Trial of the Plant’, plaats, met een hoofdrol voor de Engelse professor David Nutt. Met hun organisaties Fields of Green for All en Join the Queue komen ze op voor landgenoten die wegens cannabis worden vervolgd.

Dana Larsen (Canada)
Dana is one of Canada’s best known cannabis activists, the country that legalizes recreational cannabis on a national level this summer. He wrote for years for Cannabis Culture, the magazine of Marc Emery, and was co-founder of the Marijuana Party of Canada, the BC Marijuana Party and the Vancouver Seed Bank. Larsen wrote several books about the plant, including ‘Hairy Pothead and the Marijuana Stone’ and ‘The Pot Puzzle Fun Book’ and gave away millions of cannabis seeds for free. He founded the Vancouver Dispensary Society and leads Sensible BC, the largest Canadian grassroots organization for the legalization of cannabis.
Dana Larsen is een van de bekendste cannabis activisten van Canada, het land dat deze zomer recreatieve cannabis op landelijk niveau legaliseert. Hij schreef jarenlang voor Cannabis Culture, het tijdschrift van Marc Emery, en was medeoprichter van de Marijuana Party of Canada, de BC Marijuana Party en de Vancouver Seed Bank. Larsen schreef meerdere boeken over de plant, waaronder ‘Hairy Pothead and the Marijuana Stone’ en ‘The Pot Puzzle Fun Book’ en gaf miljoenen cannabiszaden gratis weg. Hij richtte de Vancouver Dispensary Society op en leidt Sensible BC, de grootste Canadese grassroots organisatie voor legalisering van cannabis.
Ben Dronkers
Founder of Sensi Seeds, Hempflax, the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum, Cannabis Culture Awards and sponsor of hundreds of demonstrations, events, action groups, campaigns and organizations in the field of cannabis. Ben Dronkers is a pioneer, a visionary and one successful entrepreneur. His contribution to the international cannabis culture cannot be overstated.
Oprichter van Sensi Seeds, Hempflax, het Hash Marihuana & Hennepmuseum, de Cannabis Culture Awards en sponsor van honderden demonstraties, evenementen, actiegroepen, campagnes en organisaties op het gebied van cannabis. Ben Dronkers is een pionier, een visionair en een succesvolle ondernemer. Zijn bijdrage aan de internationale cannabiscultuur is niet te overschatten.
Kenzi Riboulet Zemouli
Kenzi is a French drug policy reform advocate and researcher at FAAAT (Foundation for an Alternative Approach to Addiction and Substance Dependence) who lives in Barcelona, Spain. He is involved in local campaigns in the Occitania (southern France) and Catalonia (northeastern Spain) regions and is a regular at the CND meetings at the United Nations in Vienna and Geneva and the World Health Organization. He focuses primarily on harm reduction issues as they relate to cannabis and on the cannabis social club model as a health-based approach to cannabis policies.
Kenzi is een Franse activist voor hervorming van het drugsbeleid en onderzoeker bij FAAAT (Foundation for an Alternative Approach to Addiction and Substance Dependence). Hij woont in Barcelona en is betrokken bij campagnes in Occitanië (Zuid-Frankrijk) en Catalonië (Noordoost-Spanje). Kenzi is regelmatig op de CND-bijeenkomsten van de VN in Wenen en Genève en de Wereldgezondheidsorganisatie. Hij richt zich op harm reduction in relatie tot cannabis en op het Cannabis Social Club model als een op gezondheid gebaseerde benadering van cannabisbeleid.

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